Sunday, November 30, 2008

Priceless... A couple quickie cards!!

Happy Sunday! The sun is trying to peep out, and warm things up. We had an inch of snow yesterday afternoon as I was putting up the Christmas tree... what great timing! I love a fresh snowfall!! :)

Today, and the next few postings on my blog, I will be showing "quickie" cards to put together. Especially being the holidays are here and our time is limited. So when you need a quick birthday card or start your 20, 30, 50 count Christmas cards these will be simple to duplicate.

The first card is using your circle punches, SU! So Swirly wheel, paper piercing, dimensionals, etc. Very fun card to jazz up the colors, saying or make a masculine card with this idea!

My second card, if you can see in the photo, I used my CuttleBug embossing folder "Numbers" to give this fun birthday card some extra punch. My SU! scallop punch is what gave the fun edge around "Happy Birthday" to make the affect of an honor ribbon. Tip: Punch Scallop Circle from your card stock then rotate to punch again. Very easy!

Enjoy! I hope you are wrapping up a terrific weekend and ready for the new week... Chat soon! Thanks for the visit as I totally love it!

Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! Priceless, SU! So Swirly wheel. Paper: SU! Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, DP (K&I Memories, Target $1 Spot, Heidi Grace Designs) Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa. Accessories: SU! Dimensionals, paper piercing, circle punches (1/2", 3/4", 1", 1 3/8") SU! round corner punch, etc.

Happy Birthday
Stamps: SU! BG Canvas and SU! So Many Scallops (Sale-a-Bration) Paper: SU! Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Creamy Caramel, Summer Sun, Whisper White, DP Ink: SU! Summer Sun, Real Red and Brilliant Blue Markers, SU! Creamy Caramel. Accessories: Ribbon Target $1 spot, Stars (JoAnn's), SU! Scallop Circle Punch, SU! 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, Dimensionals, etc.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Always... Cherish!!

Morning! How as the big Thanksgiving meal yesterday? I know I ate plenty and sure looking forward to a nice LONG walk today... :) Or if you are "battling" the shoppers today, then you get a 2 for 1 deal! You get a work-out and starting your Christmas shopping! :)

Today's card was inspired by Danielle at Fat Cat Stamper. Take a visit sometime and absorb her eye candy! This makes a nice Wedding, Anniversary, or Just Because card. The colors are very soft and unisex. For my added bling I attached a snap to my heart and then took my hammer to flatten it. That made a perfect spot to put my 1/2 pearl on. (The ribbon was from Target Club Wed section.) My CB embossing was darkened by using a sponge with Creamy Caramel to pop the images and give an aged affect.

Thanks for visiting! Take time out for stamping this weekend and get those Christmas cards going... it's creeping up!

Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! Always and Baroque Motifs Paper: SU! Chocolate Chip, Sky Blue, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Brocade Blue Ink: SU! Really Rust, Creamy Caramel, Craft White, Brocade Blue. Accessories: Ribbon (Target), pop dots, Copper snap, 1/2 pearl, CB embossing folder (Textile).

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hi eveyone... Thanks for the visit!! I have a couple "Turkey Day" cards to share... these are from my archive collection! The first card I made 2-3 years ago and the 2nd card I made last year. The first card was inspired out of Paper Crafts. (Not sure on which month/year this was as this is where I got the pattern to make my turkey face.) He's so adorable! Very simple layering and the most work was cutting the pieces out.
My second card is another very SIMPLE lay-out for mailing multiple cards. I just LOVE the saying "I'm not fat... I'm Fluffy!" That's what I like to say when I add a few pounds over the holidays!! WOWZA! :)
Have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING everyone!!! I won't be posting till Friday. I wish you a safe and happy "LONG" weekend of R&R and stamping... remember to smile!!! :)

Michelle :)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A Couple fun Christmas Cards to Share....

Happy Sunday! Are you having a great weekend so far? It's going fast, but I hope you had some stamping time. I want to mention to my subscribers who are set up on FeedBlitz that I'm working on getting a few bugs out of the e-mail updates that you receive. Also my blog posts after Oct. 17th are not showing up on Google Reader for my Followers that are set up with this option and I'm trying to get that fixed to!! If anyone has an idea on how to fix this feel free to e-mail me directly. (I'm getting a computer education with blogging! LOL!)

Now, on to more interesting business here at hand... Christmas cards! :) I enjoy non-traditional Christmas cards. The colors are bright, and very jolly for the holidays. My top card has a large Foamie glitter snowflake using my CuttleBug Ice Crystal die. (I love this die.) I added a sequin
snowflake to the center and SU! red gingham
ribbon. I think what also adds the "JOLLY" part to this card is my "large" green rick-rack. Happy Holiday is a rub-on.

My second card I used Martha Stewart snowflake punches, and a small Foamie glitter snowflake. Rhinestone give more bling and I used my 1/16" hole punch on my scallops to add more fun.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and wishing you lots of Smiles!!! :)

Michelle :)

Recipe for both cards
Stamps: SU! Tinny Talk Paper: SU! Confetti White, Whisper White, Positively Pink, DP K&I Memories and Cloud 9 Design. Ink: SU! Basic Black Accessories: MS Snowflake Punch, Scallop scissors, Rhinestones, 1/16" hole punch, CB Ice Crystal Die, White Foamie with glitter, SU! Red Gingham ribbon, Snowflake sequins, Green Rick-Rack, Mary square scallop punch, paper piercing, pop dots,etc.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Joy.. Peace.. Noel...

TGIF paper crafters! You know how much I LOVE Fridays... Whoo Hoo!! :) Today I have a card to share that I made earlier in the week for Jen's "Sketch For You To Try" i{hear}2stamp. Click here for more info and you can play along!! I used my Creating Keepsakes Epoxy Stickers that I picked up a while back... so I worked my colors around them. I colored, cut and raised the ornaments to give more depth. Also adding stickles!! I found a couple snowflakes in my COLLECTION that were a great size to add for more eye candy!
Bottom photo is a close up of the ornaments, snowflakes, etc.
Have a great weekend stampers! I plan to post again on Sunday...

Michelle :)

Studio G Paper: SU! Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Really Rust, Brocade Blue. Ink: SU! Certainly Celery, Basic Black, Markers (Cameo Coral, Green Galore, Bashful Blue) Accessories: Epoxy Circles Stickers (Creating Keepsakes) SU! 1 3/8" circle punch, 1/16" hole punch, Ticket Corner Punch, SU! copper brads, Pot dots, CB Embossing folder (Tiny Bubbles), SU! Jumbo Wheel (Bold Snowflakes), SU! Mat Pack, mirrored snowflakes, etc.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Seeing Stars!

Happy Hello!!

Hope your day is going well so far and a fantastic day ahead... :) Busy week for me (as I'm sure for many of you!) so I'm pre-posting on my blog so you have eye candy to see! This card is inspired by a crative stamper on Split Coast. Click here to view! I changed a few things on my design with punching the centers out of the large stars, adding stickles to the small stars and using my Round Tab punch a couple different ways. The solid red "Celebrate" in the top photo is a sticker from DCWV. (Die Cuts With a View) I love this lay-out for Masculine and Children cards!

Enjoy the cards, life and I hope you have a chance to Stamp and Smile today...

Michelle :)
Recipe for both cards....
Stamps: SU! Celebrate Everything, Heard from the Heart. Paper: SU! Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Going Gray, DP (Sassafras & DCWV), Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Only Orange, Summer Sun. Ink: SU! Basic Black and Brilliant Blue. Accessories: SU! Large and Small star punches, SU! Round Tab and Spiral Punches, Round Corner Punch, Stamp Positioner, Pop Dots, staples, "red Celebrate" sticker from DCWV.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

CC193 Christmas Blessings...

Hi Everyone! A quick post for you. I was home today and made a card for the SCS Color Challenge CC193. The 3 colors are Basic Black, Real Red, and Kraft. Last night I put my SU! Season's of Friendship set together and took my first shot at making a card. I wanted to spin off a Christmas theme. The birds (Cardinals) are raised to give some pop. My snow was embossed with Iridescent Ice to give some dazzle. I also added Liquid Pearls to the branches.
Enjoy the eye candy as much as I do... I'm happy with it!!! Now I'm off to watch Dancing with the Stars.... Yeah!

Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! Season of Friendship Paper: SU! Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Kraft. Ink: SU! Basic Black and Creamy Caramel Accessories: SU! 3/4" circle punch, red gingham ribbon, flowers (Creating Keepsakes), Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Rub-Ons, Red gingham brad button (Target $1 spot), CB embossing folder (Snowflakes), etc.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Happiness... The new week is here!

Happy Monday morning everyone! Well, the weekend flew by and I'm not sure where it went. The weather was cloudy, cold and snow flurries on and off. Now the skinny on the card for today's post... I've been having so much fun using SU! punches lately. I used a friends Curly Label punch and it's on my WISH LIST!! I white embossed the two image from the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set and the center image is stamped with SU! Marvelous Magenta (retired). Then I added Stardust Stickles for contrast. For some added "fun" I used a pink rhinestone to top my "I" in Happiness.

Thanks for the visit today and always! I love the comments.... Stamp and Smile!

Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! Pocket Silhouettes and Sincere Salutations. Paper: SU! Perfect Plum, Marvelous Magenta (retired), Mauve Mist (Retired), Kraft, Very Vanilla and DP K & Company. Ink: SU! Craft White, Marvelous Magenta, Perfect Plum. Accessories: SU! Circle, Oval, Designer Label and Curly Label Punches, Rhinestone, Stickles, Ribbon (Target Club Wed), SU! white embossing powder, paper piercing, sponges, etc.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Snowman... To Cute and a Card!!

Happy Saturday Morning stampers! I hope your weekend finds you stamping at some point for R&R or just catching up on those needed birthday cards. I love the new SU! Top Note Die. I can't believe what is created with it. So may lovely cards, owls, snowman, Frankensteins, toppers to bags, lipstick holder (which I seen at my Stampin' and Scrapin' event last weekend from a SU! Demonstrator.) My "happy" little snowman was sooooo fun to make! I white embossed the Holiday Greetings and used my SU! felt flurries with red gingham ribbon to give his top hat some bling. The eyes I used SU! Basic Gray to shadow around the edges being it's white on white. I cut free handed on the carrot nose! :)

My Season's Greetings card is using Basic Gray's DP. The letters are flocked which I purchased a packet on clearance at Office Max last year... love clearance sales! My felt flurries has Stickles applied with a rhinestone in the center.

Enjoy your weekend and I hope to have more on Monday to post. (Fingers crossed!) Remember to Stamp and Smile... :)

Michelle :)

Stamps: Sincere Salutations Paper: SU! Whisper White, Basic Black, Only Orange. Ink: SU! Basic Gray and Craft White. Accessories: SU! Felt Flurries, Red Gingham Ribbon, rhinestone Brad, White Embossing Powder, White Gel Pen, SU! Circle Punches, Sponge, etc.

Stamps: SU! Snowflake Spot Paper: SU! Ruby Red, Kiwi Kiss and DP (Basic Gray). Ink: SU! Kiwi Kiss. Accessories: SU! Felt Flurries, Ribbon (Target Club Wed), My Big Ideas Rhinestone, Flocked Season's Greetings (Master Piece Studios), etc.

Friday, November 14, 2008

TGIF!! Two Quicky Cards to Share With You....

Happy Friday blog hoppers! Yeah... the weekend is here and it's time to show you 2 cards using my SU! Pocket Silhouettes... such a fun set I may say. Very versatile! (I enjoyed the quick layout.) The DP, from My Minds Eye, was the inspiration on the cardstock colors. I love the paper piercing, and Stickles I added to the stamped images. (Hard to see in the photo.) Just about every card I posted has some sort of bling... LOL! :) The card is pretty self explanatory, but if you have ??'s don't hesitate to ask!

Any big plans for the weekend? My DH will be deer hunting and that news gives me some Stamp and Smile time... Hope you can enjoy too!

Michelle :)

SU! Pocket Silhouettes and Sincere Salutations. Paper: SU! True Thyme, Ruby Read, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, DP (My Minds Eye) Ink: SU! Basic Black, Ruby Red, True Thyme, Creamy Caramel. Accessories: SU! Mat Pack, Scallop scissors, 1/16" hole punch, Ribbon (Target Club Wed), Stickles Star Dust, Dimensionals.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Celebrate Life...

Hi again! This card today is using my SU! Pocket Silhouette. I chased this card from Laura at Scrapnextras. She has such awesome talent and her cards are a WOW! She also has Technique Tuesday's for all you stampers who love to learn as much as I do... always something to learn in this paper crafting world!

I used my CB embossing folder (Distressed Stripes) for the BG, SU! circle punches for my image, and SU! Iridescent Ice embossed over my Positively Pink.
Close up photo for details! My ribbon is American Crafts... hard to see in the photo, as it has fine gold glitter affect in the ribbon. Yummo!

Enjoy the day everyone! Thanks for the visit. Winter is starting to show it's face... :( But we need to enjoy it as Christmas is coming quickly. Stamp and Smile!!

Michelle :)
Stamps: SU! Pocket Silhouette and So Many Sayings. Paper: SU! Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, River Rock, Old Olive, DP (Sinic Route and Luxe Designs). Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip, Positively Pink, Versa Mark, Close to Cocoa. Accessories: SU! Circle Punches (1 1/2" & 1 3/4"), Word Punch, Ribbon American Crafts, CB Embossing (Distressed Stripes), Sponges, dimensionals, etc.

Doe Camp... 2008!

This morning I want to share a few photo's of my Stampin' and Scrapin' weekend in Northern Minnesota. The theme was "Doe Camp 2008" being it was the opening weekend of Deer Hunting season. The first photo has my dog tags for camp and the Doe Camp sign was used to know what barracks we were assigned...HeHe!

These are the 2 gals I sat with over the weekend, my friend Deb had to back out and couldn't make it... and I was so sad! (Hi Deb!)
There were a total of 29 women... normally 40, but the economy put a damper on that! All meals included over the weekend and lots of great conversation. I'll be posting in a few minutes my card for today! Stay tune... Smiles! :)
Michelle :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

SU! Felt Flurries... Burr!

Happy Tuesday! :) Another card to share from my ever so fun stamping weekend. This is my FIRST Split Coast "color challenge" card I made... CC191. Requiring to use colors Kiwi Kiss or Old Olive, Riding Hood Red or Ruby Red, and Pretty in Pink. My card lay-out was inspired by Mary at Stampin' Pretty. Visit her blog for "awesome" creative inspiration! She'd love to hear from you... :)

I white embossing my Season's Greetings and had to use my new SU! Felt Flurries. (Love those little buggers!) Pretty in Pink was hard for me to use as I'm thinking Christmas and this colors wasn't in the cards, but I'd say this card turned out pretty good being I was out of my BOX! I added the red rhinestone to my top snowflake for added bling. Stickles Star Dust is applied to the snowflakes, but hard to see in the photo.

Thanks for the visit as always.... Stamp and Smile!!

Michelle :)

Stamps: $1 stamp at JoAnn's Paper: SU! Old Olive, Ruby Red, Pretty in Pink, DP Rusty Pickle "Candy Cane". Ink: SU! Craft White. Accessories: SU! Felt Flurries, SU! Scallop Square Punch, 1 1/4" square punch, white embossing powder, heat gun, ribbon (Target Club Wed), My Big Idea - red rhinestone, Stickles Star Dust.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Time to Celebrate... Quick & Fun!

Hope everyone had a nice weekend! I'm back from my weekend of stamping up in Northern Minnesota... what fun it was!! During the week I will post cards I made and a couple photo's of the fun we had... HeHe! Today I have 2 cards to share that can work for Masculine or child/teen cards. Very simple and quick cards!!! Fun colors, using star punches, Stickles Star Dust on the mini stars for extra depth and bling. Also cool DP to boot! :) Note: My Old Olive pad was drying out so my "Celebrate" it's a bit blotchy....

Enjoy the day and thanks for the visit! See you tomorrow for more eye candy... Smiles!

Michelle :)

Recipe for Both Cards...
Stamps: SU! Celebrate Everything Paper: SU! Ruby Red, Barely Banana, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, DP JoAnn's Ink: SU! Ruby Red, Old Olive Accessories: SU! Small and Large Star Punches, Stickles Star Dust, Paper Piercing, Dimensionals, Silver Star Sequins (JoAnn's)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

"Merry" Little Snowman....

I have a couple cards to share with you this afternoon. I'm getting ready for a weekend of stampin' and scrapin' with 30+ gals this Friday-Sunday. I'm sooooooooooo excited as it will be fun seeing old faces again and making new friends. Food included with your stay, lots of snacks to share (notice I go right for the food first!) 2 gals per room and we have our own bath. Large table to work on. I'll take a few photo's and show you next week... :)

On these two cards I used similar cardstock and DP. I changed the lay outs, had to use my new Cuttlebug Ice Crystal die for my last card. I love that snowflake die LOTS.... On my first card I used my Cuttlebug embossing folder. On the folder I inked it up and then embossed to give more depth to the embossing. Now I can't take credit for this technique, and I don't remember the Blog that I found it on. So if it's you let me know and I will link to you!!
Close up photo of the embossing, Stickles, ribbon, etc.

This is my 2nd card! Very simple and I added Rub-on's for the Happy New Year! Stickles applied to the center of my SU! felt Flurries.... :)

Enjoy the day stamping friends... I'll be popping back in on Sunday! Stamp and Smile....

Michelle :)

Merry Snowman
Stamps: SU! (give away stamp) Paper: SU! Purely Pomegranate, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, DP My Minds Eye. Ink: SU! Purely Pomegranate and Baja Breeze and Craft White. Accessories: Scallop Scissors, 1/16" hole punch, SU! Round Tab Punch, Window punch, 1/2" hole punch, Corner Punch, CB Embossing folder, Stickles Star Dust, SU! Ribbon, pot dots, brad JoAnn's.

Snowflake Merry Christmas
Stamps: None! Paper: SU! Purely Pomegranate, Baja Breeze, DP My Minds Eye. Ink: None! Accessories: SU! Round Corner Punch, CB Ice Crystal Die, SU! felt Flurries, Stickles, Pearl, Ribbon (Making Memories) Rub-on (?), Paper Piercing, etc.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Out of my BOX on this card!!

Morning bloggers... Is everyone ready for the big Election Day? I'm an Election Judge for our Township and I have a long 14 hour day ahead of me. It's nice visiting with neighbors and new faces in the area. I'm making this quick because I have to be at the poles by 6:30am...

On this card I was totally out of my BOX on this one!! LOL... :) It sure has a modern look to it and fun using up my scraps, which is always a plus. I just realized this would be a great lay-out for a masculine card. Jazz it up with different colors, center image and saying, and you have a cool card! The Season's Greetings is embossing in black. The center snowflake has glitter for added bling. (So hard to get that in the photo.) Let me know what you think... :)

Have a great Tuesday and remember.... Stamp and Smile!! :)

Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! Along the Same Lines and $1 stamp from JoAnn's. Paper: SU! Basic Black, Kraft, American Crafts DP Ink: Versa Mark and SU! Basic Black, SU! markers Real Red, Yoyo Yellow, Green Galore. Accessories: SU! Red Gingham Ribbon, dimensionals, SU! black embossing powder, glue dots.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Changing it up a bit... Always!

Happy Sunday! I hope your weekend is going well and enjoying the nice fall weather. How was Halloween? My husband was bow hunting so I had a quiet night after coming home from work. We live in the country so we don't get many or non at all Trick or Teaters. So I made a favorite dish of mine and enjoyed a bit of blog surfing later that night. Plus some stamping time! :) The card I have today is one I made mid-summer for my husband for our Anniversary in August. I chased Danielle Lounds creative card idea on her blog Fat Cat Stamper using the SU! Always set. I changed the colors, added the CB embossing, and changed my ribbon position. Visit her blog for great ideas! Very creative girl... :)

I have a close up photo of the hearts, to show my Sakura Gelly Roll pen I used to add more jazz... :)

Thanks for visiting today (or anytime... it means lots!) Have a super great day and chat soon...

Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! Always and $1 stamp from JoAnn's. Paper: SU! River Rock, Soft Sky, Buckaroo Blue, Very Vannila. Ink: Night of Navy, Soft Sky. Accessories: SU! River Rock ribbon, Black Brad, metal swirls clip (?), SU! Mat Pack- Paper Piercing, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen, CB Embossing - Textile, sponges, etc.